Clipper Logistics

'The Pressure Is Now Officially Off': Joe Foley Lauds Breakthrough Win For Branton Court Stud

The all-grey silks of Steve Parkin's Clipper Logistics have become an increasingly familiar feature at racecourses over the last two decades, and the prolific owner recently added another string to his bow in becoming a breeder. His Yorkshire-based Branton Court Stud notched a major milestone on Wednesday when Dramatised (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) scorched home in the G2 Queen Mary S. to provide Parkin with a first homebred group winner. "We started in racing 20 years ago and, through Joe Foley, I started a breeding operation," said Parkin. "[Dramatised] has come...

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Queen Mary Glory For Showcasing's Dramatised

Making it two-for-two for the TDN Rising Stars in Royal Ascot's juvenile prizes, Clipper Logistics' Dramatised (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}--Katie's Diamond {Fr}, by Turtle Bowl {Ire}) put up an impressive display in a fast time in Wednesday's G2 Queen Mary S. under an in-form Danny Tudhope. Handed the monicker after her dynamic four-length debut win at Newmarket Apr. 29, the filly that Karl Burke regards as the fastest he has had through his hands was backed into 5-2 favouritism and raced near the front line towards the stand's side early. Committed...

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Showcasing's Dramatised A New TDN Rising Star

Clipper Logistics' 2-year-old filly Dramatised (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) went postward as the 9-4 favourite for Friday's My Odds Boost On Betfair British EBF Maiden Fillies' S. at Newmarket and dominated the five-furlong dash with an explosive performance to earn TDN Rising Stardom. The April-foaled bay tanked forward from the break to seize control after the initial strides. Last to come off the bridle inside the two pole, she was not for catching once shaken up at the foot of the hill and powered clear inside the final furlong to prevail...

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Eagles By Day Joins Glenview Stud Roster

Eagles By Day (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}--Missunited {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}), winner of the G3 John Smiths Silver Cup at York in 2020, has been acquired by Rathbarry & Glenview Studs from Clipper Logistics. The deal was brokered by Joe Foley. The 5-year-old will join the existing national hunt roster of Blue Bresil (Fr) (Smadoun {Fr}), Malinas (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}), Old Persian (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}, Shirocco (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}), Sholokhov (Ire) (Sadler's Wells) and Youmzain (Ire) (Sinndar {Ire}) at Glenview Stud for 2022. Last seen finishing runner-up in the...

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Soldier On Ballyhane Tour Of Duty

On a typically busy day last week at Ballyhane Stud, Joe Foley was asked by a visitor, "What do you actually do?" It's a good question, and one which it would be hard for the master of Ballyhane to answer definitively. That's not because he's idle, but because there are few facets of Irish breeding and racing in which Foley is not actively involved. On that particular day he had just delivered 100 questions—some of them fiendishly difficult—for the popular quiz named in memory of his friend Mark O'Hanlon and...

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Living in the Past Targets Commonwealth Cup S.

G2 Lowther winner Living In The Past (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}) has the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot as her first main aim in 2020. Karl Burke's filly ended her first season at the Breeders' Cup, but she failed to get home over a mile, confirming her future lies over sprinting trips. Burke has identified a couple of possible starting points before the Clipper Logistics colourbearer heads to Ascot in June and said, "She didn't stay at the Breeders' Cup. It was a bit of a shot in the...

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